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ERIC Number: ED028367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
International Consultative Liaison Committee for Literacy. (Second Session, Paris, 3-6 September 1968) Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
The report of the International Consultative Liaison Committee for Illiteracy deals with the implementation of its recommendations, reviews experimental literacy programs and activities of non-governmental organizations, and makes further recommendations. Implementation of past suggestions has been limited by demographic explosion, the long-term nature of the action involved, socio-political instability, or failure to secure adequate financial support. Emphasized are: multilateral, bilateral, and other aid for literacy programs, the relationship between human rights and literacy work, the challenge of the absolute increase in illiteracy, and the importance of training literacy instructors and developing suitable teaching methods. Recommendations call for concentration on functional literacy for adolescents, young adults, girls, and women; dissemination of the results from experiments; research and study of different aspects of literacy problems; and provision of reading materials for newly literate adults. Attention is also directed to a detailed study of the causes of illiteracy and of the connections between illiteracy rates and school enrollment and drop out rates. Mention is made of the place of literacy in the International Education Year (1970). (nl)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.